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Academic Semester/Year in Manchester


Study English for 24 weeks or more in Manchester, one of the UK's friendliest cities!

Develop fluency and accuracy at EC Manchester while you learn the appropriate uses of English across all four core language skills!

You’ll benefit from excellent guidance, progress-tracking and detailed feedback throughout this course.

As your English and your confidence levels improve, you’ll broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education.

There are plenty of social activities to help you make the most of your time in Manchester, from trips to the Manchester Art Gallery and the People’s History Museum to movie afternoons and a few rounds of bowling with your friends.

We also offer Academic Extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and the opportunity for long-term students to practice their conversation skills with native speakers in the Manchester area.

Studying English abroad for a good length of time will reward you with some incredible experiences.

You'll challenge yourself, become more independent, and make lasting friendships with people from all around the world!

Darran Cairns

Centre Director
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Why Choose Academic Year

Studying for 24 weeks or more gives you time to really improve your English. Learning English abroad provides you with an excellent opportunity to broaden your horizons and immerse yourself in another culture. It’s a great way to gain new knowledge and experiences, giving you a perspective on the world that you may not have had before.

Please note that the minimum level is Elementary at EC schools where Guaranteed Morning Start Timetable is available.

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Reach your potential

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more.

True language immersion

You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course.

Free language workshops

Free language workshops take place in an informal setting and give you more opportunities to practice your language skills. Expect interesting lectures, topical conversation sessions and pronunciation practice.

Social Activities

Social activities will take you to some of the most lively and interesting areas of the city you choose to study in. Enjoy everything from city tours, the arts, sports, dining, and nightlife.

Available: all year

Lessons per week:

20 (15 hours)

30 (22.5 hours)

Lesson length: 45 minutes

Minimum stay: 24 weeks

Minimum age: 16

Starts: every Monday

Class size: 15 maximum

Level: all levels

Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. You can live with other EC students or in a homestay with local English speakers.

Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising. Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport, making it easy for you to get to school.

If you choose a Homestay, you will live with local English speakers and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat, and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked meals and the extra feeling of security in a homestay.

It doesn't matter what kind of accommodation you've chosen, the welcome will be just as good. If you're in a homestay you’ll be greeted by a warm and friendly host. If you've chosen residential option, the residence teams will welcome you and ensure you're happy and settled in.

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Your EC experience starts long before your first day at school. From the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way.

We know that the idea of arriving in a new country can be a little daunting, especially if you’re travelling alone for the first time. That’s why your EC family is there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book your course). We will work hard to make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience.

You can expect a warm, personal welcome and ice-breaker events to help you get to know your fellow students and EC staff. There will also be fun activities for the weekend before your first day at school, so you can get to know the other EC students a little better. Learn more about your first day at EC.


MyEC is your first big step in making your arrival as simple as possible. Our system is a personalised study tool and powerful learning companion you can use throughout your EC journey! You’ll get access to MyEC as soon as you receive your booking confirmation. 

Through this online portal, you can:

  • Access study materials to start learning before you leave home.
  • Complete your placement test before you arrive (saving you time on your first day).
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey so we can better understand your needs and expectations.

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Based on a 3-year average of student weeks.

Saudi Arabian 30%
Spanish 12%
Brazilian 10%
Kuwaiti 9%
Omani 6%
Swiss 6%
Colombian 5%
Other 22%

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